Love Is

Today would have been my parent’s 49th wedding anniversary.  Unfortunately my Mom passed away almost 3 years ago.  My Dad showed me what love is in the months before my Mom died.

Love is… going to the hospital every day for 4 months to keep your wife company.

Love is… staying overnight at the hospital sometimes so she doesn’t have to be alone.

Love is… taking her home so you can take care of her and make her favourite food.

Love is… taking care of the finicky cat you inherited from her.

Love is… carrying on when your loved on is gone.

It amazes me that people can go on after losing their mate of so many years.  As Samuel Butler said, “It’s better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all.”

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